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city facing rising sea levels and the next big storm. >> if sandy were to come close or directly into norfolk i think we'd all be in big trouble. >> brown: we assess the latest diplomatic moves to end syria's war, as secretary of state hillary clinton meets with russia's foreign minister. >> woodruff: and ray suarez has the story of a program that aims to put students at low-achieving schools on a path to high school graduation. >> we're here to make things better. we're here to tutor kids. we're here to make sure that they stay on track. we are here to make sure that they graduate. we want to prepare them for high school. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for
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today. did superstorm sandy deliver a hit to hiring. >>> the duchess of cbridge is discharged from the london hospital where she was treated for morning sickness april and for the first time one of kate's relatives is talking about her pregnancy. >> what is your reaction about the news to duchess of cambridge. >> how do you know i'm not a radio station? >> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, december 7, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. a strong earthquake hit northeastern japan this morning, the magnitude 7.3 quake struck in the early evening in the same area that suffered a powerful quake and tsunami last year. a tsunami warning has been issued. residents have been told to move to higher ground. the fukushima nuclear plant has not been damaged. the quake was felt as far south as tokyo. lucy craft is in tokyo. what can you tell us? >> reporter: no reports of damage or injury. it's still way too early. we have a tsunami warning. the tide is about three feet or two meters or one meter, i should say. very interesting, this time the warnings came v
at the economic recovery, but how accurate will the numbers be in the wake of hurricane sandy? >>> the nfl commissioner is considering eliminating the kick off ya in football games. would it make the game safer. >> coy wire is a sports analyst. chad sweet is a former cia director of operations. and ken baer is a white housed a virus. todd carmichael is the host of dangerous grounds. howard kurtz will join us. and economic diane swonk rounds things out for us today. "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning. welcome, everybody. let's begin with developing news this morning. a tsunami threat to tell you about was just lifted in japan. the country was rocked by a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake. it hit off the coast of tokyo. the buildings there shaking. you could see some of the video showing the degree to which they were shaking. alex, what's the latest? >> reporter: it has been a very, very tense few hours here in japan after you mentioned a 7.3 magnitude earthquake striking late here in the day on friday. but just in the past 90 minutes or so, the all clear has been given. the
sandy, but as drivers rush to replace them, you may be forced to pay a higher price. >> huh. a car salesmen or congressmen? who do americans trust the least? the new numbers and lou dobbs taking up that up. >> how apple is expanding its empire into the crib. >> my goodness. there's little siri there and little macbook. goinged to floor of the new york stock exchange, and, lauren, economic data, down just a little bit in the red today, down 22 points 37 >> yeah, it is the first trading day of the new month. december, a strong month historically for the stocks, but there's a push and pull going on between market forces and the economic data, and we're in the red across the board, relatively flat this monday morning. the data, u.s. manufacturing activity last month lowest level since the summer of 2009, but then we got a construction spending report that was good. in october, it rose by the largest amounts in five months, and then we got auto sales throughout the morning, and while they were decent, gm, toyota, and chrysler missed november's estimates, but ford beat them. that's the d
for around $50 billion to aid states ravaged by superstorm sandy. a partisan battle could ensue over the request. it falls short of the combined $82 billion sought for rebuilding efforts in new york, new jersey, and connecticut. a new federal study has found that the practice known as fracking can cause earthquakes. oil and gas operations caused the majority if not all earthquakes in certain areas of new mexico and colorado between 2001 and 2011. the report's co-author called fracking is as high risk that we need to be considering. washington state put into effect two news laws today with major national significance. as of midnight, possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana is now legal in washington state, following the approval of a state ballot initiative last month. in enacting the measure, washington is the first state to decriminalize recreational marijuana use and the first to do so anywhere by popular vote. meanwhile, same-sex marriage is also now legal in washington as of midnight after also having been approved by voters on election day one month ago. those are some of the h
was on an island shooting "survivor." >>> after heading to d.c. to ask for aid for superstorm sandy damage, chris christie explains his change of heart to president obama days after the storm and days before the presidential election. check out what he told jon stewart on "the daily show." >> people have different skill sets at different times. >> i see. so he wasn't a leader until you needed leadership. >> maybe until -- maybe until he was presented with an opportunity to lead. >> all right. >> critics call it a step towards union busting. protests against a proposed new labor law in a state known for organized labor. we are live from michigan next. >>> and call it man versus python. the state of florida needs your help to kill thousands of massive reptiles. why does this sound like it may not end well? they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply. polident is specifically designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.9% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains, cleaning in a better way than brushing with toot
and coaches knew of his troubled at home which were many. >> super storm sandy took out homes, took out their homes, but it can't take their christmas. the blue angels giving the smallest victim as big reason to smile. well show you unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." but first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, new signs today that crisis in syria could spiral into a global conflict. today, nato joined the world powers with stern warning of threats of possible intervention coming today amid u.s. intelligence reports that they have moved dangerous chemical weapons. the sources say it involved movement in weapon sites, the teach activity they have not seen at all before. analysts say they believe syria could have throughs of chemical agents on their hands, including mustard gas and sarin gas, a deadly nerve gas. the syrian civil war intensifies. today, officials say a mortar slanted to a 9 the grade classroom in damascus killed a dozen students. the news agency blames "terrorists," a term the syrian government uses often to describe the rebels fighting against th
this in perspective, one former cbo director says the costs of hurricane sandy could easily wipe out most of next year's savings. >> with a trillion dollar deficit right now. so if you cut 94 billion and nothing else changes you barely dented the deficit. the other programs are growing. we'll not see spending decline. in fact we'll likely have a emergency spending bill for sandy that is 60 billion. 94 is gone right there. >> even with a trillion dollars in cuts federal spending is on the way up every year starting with 3.5 trillion this fiscal year. nearly 3.6 trillion in 2014. 4 trillion by 2016 and 5 trillion by 2021. the cbo says even allowing 5 trillion in tax increases to hit the economy the next decade the federal government still spends $2.3 trillion more than it takes in. back to you. melissa: oh, rich edson thanks so much. adam: you think with the physical problems the country faces zooming at us like a 1959 he had sell going at us on a one way treat there would be sense of urgency. president obama has no meetings, no public appearances on the issue planned at least so far today. brad blakema
person. he said during hurricane sandy, the agent lives in connecticut, jovan texted him to make sure the agent's family was doing all right in the hurricane. he said it's absolutely out of character for something like this to happen. no previous run-ins with the law that anyone's aware of. so just a lot of shock here, randi. >> and the child, the couple's child, that child was home at the time, right? who is caring for that child now? >> reporter: yeah, the child was at the home with kasandra perkins and jovan at the time of the shooting. his mother was actually, according to the neighbor, his mother had actually been in town for a couple of weeks for the holidays, and we understand that the child and the mother witnessed the shooting, called 911 after belcher shot kasandra perkins and she is now with the child at another location. they, of course, are away from the home now. >> what a tragedy. casey wein, our thanks to you. appreciate that. the kansas city chiefs released a statement following the incident. it reads in part, the entire chiefs family is deeply saddened by today's eve
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sandy but a lot of people stopped looking for work. the good news and the news behind it coming up. >> check the credit card statements. you could be spending hundreds of dollars in recurring payments for stuff you may not use anymore. it is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, a free syria can never include the syrian president bashar al-assad. that today from our secretary of state, hillary clinton, after holding talks on the future of the nation's fighting with the civil war. she met with her russian counterpart and the united nations special envoy to syria over how to stop the violence that has killed more than 40,000. russia has blocked u.n. security council efforts to remove the syrian president. that did not stop secretary clinton from saying any plan for syria's future must not involve the man with the blood of so many of his men, women and children. >> the issue stands with the syrian people in insisting that any transition process result in a unifyied democrat syria in which all citizens are repres
of our best values of the year. this is the pursuit of perfection. >> greta: victims of superstorm sandy blasting the feds in a 60 seconds. first, let's go to the new york newsroom where ainsley earhardt is standing by with the headlines. >> police arresting software guru john mcafee in guatemala. he crossed into the country to evade authorities in belize who want to question him in connection with the murder of his neighbor. mcafee maintains he's innocent and he says that he left because he's afraid police will kill him if he's caught. authorities in guatemala say he was arrested for illegal entering the country. >>> the national weather service looking to change its hurricane warning system in the wake of superstorm. the agency said that it might start issuing watches and warnings for life threatening storms even when they're no longer hurricanes or tropical storms. critics argue that people in the northeast didn't realize the dangers of sandy. the storm killed more than 125 people in the u.s. i'm ainsley earhardt. now back to greta. thanks for watching fox. have a great night. >> you'
that because of hurricane sandy, job creation might have been a little slower last month, the unemployment rate might have stayed a little bit higher. it turns out that sandy did have an impact, but not on the headline numbers. >> if you look deeper in the report, you do see that over a million workers who normally work full time were reduced to part-time hours during the reference week because of bad weather, and over 300,000 additional workers weren't able to work at all because of bad weather. >> reporter: and because of the way the labor department calculates or figures out and decides -- defines who is working part time, full time or working at all and when, sandy's impact did not show up in the overall numbers. but one thing did. as you mentioned, 350,000 people left the work force, about the same number stayed in, and that is what put downward pressure on the unemployment rate taking it down to 7.7. heather? heather: peter barnes reporting live from the white house, thank you. so what can the federal government do to kick start the economy and get more americans back to work in the new y
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before. remember, we had big jobless claims reports for a few weeks in a row because of hurricane sandy, superstorm sandy. it looks like those are coming down again. the big jobs report will be tomorrow, which will give us the real gauge of what's happen iin here. they expect only 77,000 jobs added. and the unemployment rate, they think, will tick back up to 8%. 77,000. why? because of superstorm sandy. you didn't have hiring, people getting jobs in the northeast because during that time the last month or so. >> jack welch right now, they went up after the election. >> those chicago people. >>> all morning we've been following major developments in both syria, in egypt and syria there are new fears that they could unleash nerve gas on some of the rebels. that's a report from nbc news, that syria is loading the component chemicals. cnn has not confirmed that report yet. egypt, protoasters have started to gather outside the presidential palace in cairo. lots of anger building after the new president gave himself extra powers. the protests were very violent last night. the clashes killed a
sandy. and mitt romney bounces back with a new job. ashley morrison here in new york with that. >> asian markets saw a mixed day. tokyo's nikkei dropped a quarter percent while hong kong's hang seng added a fraction. >>> a report showing a decline in manufacturing sank stocks on wall street. the dow fell 59 points while the nasdaq lost eight points. >>> hurricane sandy gave a boost to the auto industry. analysts say it added up to 30,000 sales last month with as many as 30,000 vehicles needing to be replaced. the big three auto makers all posting gains in sales. general motors up 3%. ford 6.5%. and chrysler sales increased 14%. >>> drug maker pfizer is preparing to cut back its work force. the layoffs will target sales representatives who market drugs to doctors. pfizer is facing increased competition from generic drugs, particularly from the generic version of its cholesterol medication lipitor. >>> mitt romney may not have gotten the job he wanted when he lost the presidential election, but he's going back to work. romney will rejoin the board of marriott international. he's held the s
rebuild after superstorm sandy. in new york city, a jury deliberated more than a week in the trial of a bus driver accused of being so tired, he caused a crash that killed 15 of his passengers. today came the verdict: not guilty. and michelle miller tells us the driver is a free man tonight. .> how do you find the >> hndant, guilty or not guilty? >> not guilty. t reporter: the bus driver wept veen he heard the verdict. ears ill williams could have faced 15 years in prison. hisas driving 32 people from a connecticut casino to new york's chinatown when his bus hit a guardrail, toppled, and was torn open by a signpost. williams claimed he'd been cut off by a tractor-trailer. investigators found no evidence of that. but they discovered williams averaged three hours of sleep in the days before the crash. they cited driver fatigue as the probable cause. florence wong's father don lee was killed in the crash. >> he had 15 lives that was under under his control and they're not here. he has to live with that with conscinscience. >> reporter: prosecutors called 55 witnesses but could not pro
right now. for new victims of hurricane sandy this is their home. the government ships usually dedicated to the marine corps is docked on staten island and for now red cross workers and americorps members are calling it home. anna koyman served the ship. >> with all of those people the question becomes where do you put them? >> the core volunteers are living in an unconventional place. on board the ship the ss right. >>> not only helping people but it is an adventure. >> volunteers have been assisting super storm sandy victims. volunteers are serving 27 disaster recovery still set up in the tri-state area. >> they are the first people they see when they come off the street. >> the volunteers are building relationships with the storm's survivors. >> you eat together, you sleep together, work together. >> it can be mentally exhausting. >> not only do you work with people in the shelter but we work with the volunteers. >> the living quarters are less than luxurious. >> i didn't know i was going to sleep in a coffin. >> wherever i am assigned. >> even if it's on a ship? >> even if it's on a
,000 jobs last month. economists were expecting more than that. at some point through superstorm sandy and how that may have impacted the results in the northeast or the adp report is seen as an indicator for jobs report. we were given new unemployment rate that i can share with you. greg: citigroup says it is cutting 11,000 jobs. about 40% of the global workforce. this they are expected to save $1.1 billion per year, and is the first major action since the banking giant named a new ceo. the group is not saying exactly how many of these lost jobs will be here in the united states are you with that they plan to close 44 branches. we do pretty big news from citigroup. republican leaders calling on obama to sit down for a face-to-face negotiation on the fiscal cliff. this is just weeks ago before the deadline. right now, as you know, there is still no deal. those sites are still hundreds of billions of dollars apart. mike emanuel has more. reporter: hello, jenna. speaker john boehner says the republicans made a good-faith effort to avert a fiscal crisis. they say essentially this is now t
sandy blasting president obama and fema for leaving them out in the cold. more than a month after sandy battered the east coast, many people still without electricity, others struggling to rebuild their homes. and they say the feds are not giving them the help they promised. tonight in new york, fed up victims confronting government officials. wnyw reporter is live in balance hor borbalharbour queens with t. >> reporter: this meeting was a bit calmer than that. probably because it was inside of a church, but folks here just as frustrated with the entire process. you may remember that the cap for fema if you received the aid and go through all the red tape is just under $32,000 which seems like a decent amount. when you're talking about the cost of living here in the new york metro area, it's kind of like small potatoes. we were talking to one couple here, their home gutted, but they want to rebuild. they have to rebuild. this is the only area they've ever known to live in here, so they have nowhere else to go. they're going to have to reach into their own pockets and shell out tens of t
's assassination nfl games were played and after hurricane sandy games were played. this is unsurprising behavior. bill: they played and they won which has been not so often this year. martha: as everyone tries to sort this story out, for the first time we are hearing the audio of the police communications between first responders at the scene as this tragedy unfold. some of this is understandably disturbing. >> code one, number 1 air ahead drive. martha: what an awful story this is. we know miss perkins later died at the hospital. more on this story as we continue. bill: there has been growing concern about concussions in the nfl. back in 2012 players suffered 127 to date. the league has seen the number of players grow from 2004 to 2010. and not just football. conditions happen in the u.s. each and every year. martha: belcher is not the first nfl player to recently take his life. junior say oh and dave diewr on both died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds. we'll talk to jim coming up in the next hour. >> 6 minutes past the hour. former president george herbert walker bush waking up in a houston ho
and unemployment fell to 7.7%. >> hurricane sandy did not have an impact on these numbers. clearly, you do have an improving situation here. >> the message we all want to send to members of congress is this is a solvable problem. >> we've only got 25 days until the fiscal cliff. >> according to "new york times," house speaker john ba boehner has asked democratic leaders to step aside so he and the president can negotiate a deal one on one, and no one is objecting. >>> the crisis in egypt remains volatile, with massive anti-government rallies planned today. >>> heartbreaking survival story for a woman stranded in the snow in the california sierra nevada mountains. >>> shoppers at a seattle macy's had to be hospitalized when an escalator they were riding malfunctioned. >> fire to the end zone. touchdown. >> broncos with their eighth straight win. >> all that -- >> three, two, one! >> my 50th birthday, she gives everybody a car and then she's all, thank you for coming to gayle's birthday! >> we're talking about oprah, right? >> no, of course not. >>> and all that matters. >> south carolina tea par
sandy victims. but even that may not be enough to repair the damage done. the latest on fema's money problems. having you ship my gifts couldn't be easier. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and a santa to boot! [ chuckles ] right, baby. oh, sir. that is a customer. oh...sorry about that. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. fedex office. >>trace: the young girl whose mother pulled her out of a hospital cancer ward is getting treatment in mexico, that is what the father tells nbc news. here is the surveillance video from last week. police say that is the mother and daughter walking right out of the hospital in phoenix. with equipment still inside the girl's heart. her name is employ. she is 11. her father now tells nbc that she is doing well, and he blames the arizona hospital for an infection that forces doctors to cut off her arm. and for pressuring the parents over medical bills. cops say the family lives a "nomadic life" and they add the parents could face criminal negligence charges and that they previously had removed her from a different hospital withou
of the week. >> two area families joined forces to help victims of superstorm sandy celebrate the holidays. they collected donations and stuffed a truck full of toys. we first introduced you to 5-year-old sadey and 6-year-old tyler on 11 news earlier this week. when they learned each family was gathering toys to give to children who lost everything in the storm, they teamed up with the goal to fill this truck outside of target in white matt schaub. >> schaub -- marsh. >> we never thought we'd be able to fill a trailer so we are stuffing this truck today and taking it out next weekend to the kids who lost everything. >> sadey's mom says they're grateful for all of the and the families plan to drive the truck next weekend to point pleasant, new jersey. >> and hundreds of families with loved ones deployed overseas by the military have christmas trees in their homes this morning thanks to local business. the staff of the hubbard funeral home worked with the national guard to identify families that might need extra help in the holiday season. yesterday, they gave away close to 300 trees. >> it'
to get up. >> you okay, buddy? >> more than a month after superstorm sandy, a family living in a borrowed apartment is trying to put its life back together. >>> plus, back behind bars. john mcafee under arrest and get this. he's blogging from jail. >>> and could an online review of a business get you sued? a new case raises the question, just how far can you go when you sound off online? tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no. if he can't, no one can. that's why ally has a raise your rate cd. ally bank. your money needs an ally. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! oh...there you go. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! i'm gonna stand up to her! no you're not. i know. you know ronny folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than a witch in a broom factory. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like our tender snow crab pair
of life sometimes you have to adjust after hurricane sandy damaged thousands of homes. victims are copying or some of the volunteers. we're going to show you where. >> heather: plus there it is no ordinary stroll in the park. not at all. it's been 40 years since someone set foot on another world. the last new moon walker sits down with us. >> i was strolling on the moon one day ♪ in the merry, merry month of may ♪ ♪ when much to my surprise ♪ a pair of burning eyes it's a need way to travel. ent e, like ourender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. ♪ but the fire is so delightful ♪ nothing melts away the cold like a hot, delicious bowl of chicken noodle soup from campbell's. ♪ let it snow, let it snow >>> hippity-hop, da-da-definitive. over the hill. hippity-hop. i have to tell you. falcon 109. >> heather: it has been 40 years since that historic scene. the final nasa mission sending a man to walk on the moon. last person to do that. he is the commander of a apo
year, isaac in august and recently sandy. each storm brought a grim reminder of yet one more ever-present disaster: the deadly cholera epidemic that started ten months after the quake. at the cholera ward of saint luke's hospital just outside the capital port-au-prince, this doctor says since hurricane sandy admissions have doubled from 20 to 40 patients each day. >> most of the new cases are coming from further up the hill in places where we had not seen them before. i'm not positive but perhaps the wells there have been contaminated. >> reporter: experts believe cholera was brought here by u.n. peacekeepers. untreated sewage from this base flowed into a tributary of the river, the major source of water for both washing and drinking. cholera is spread by fecal-oral contact. two years on 200,000 patients have been sickened, 750 d 7,500 have died from diarrhea and fluid loss. each flood brings more contaminated water, more cases. the epidemic prompted massive relief efforts and public campaigns. on the streets and in classrooms promoting hygiene and sanitation. fatalities have drop
for more aid in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. the president is going to ask congress for $50 billion. new jersey and new york will no doubt want a big slice of that but disaster relief is being held hostage by the fiscal cliff. how much pressure does this additional pressure put on republicans, seeing chris christie show up at the white house knowing that he needs money for his hard-hit state? >> it's a tremendous amount of pressure. part of what the strategy of think of what we're see hearing is the republicans are becoming increasingly isolated. you think about the discharge position. essentially even if they don't sign on to it, the point is they're going to own this mess. they're the ones who are seen to be, as the public suggests, not willing to make a deal. it is not unreasonable. we've all seen those horrifying images from the devastation of hurricane sandy. it's not unreasonable the governor of the state of new jersey would come and say i need help. americans are going to see that. they see the republicans becoming increasingly sort of isolated and, again, it becomes this que
dodged a bullet with hurricane sandy in a way we really weren't expecting. we were really expecting to see that hit much harder because it hit the week that they were taking the survey. the real concern with the economy now that you're hearing fl folks like mark zandy is that it's not consumers that are not spending, it's employers who are spending. business investment has been down year over year in the last two quarters as people do not, you know, invest in equipment or buy software because they have no idea what's happening to their tax rates in january. that's where people get nervous about what's going on. >> the uncertainty? >> yeah. >> blake, if there is a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, could these jobs numbers get considerable better? >> i think so, but it's funny. the republicans are in a bit of a box here. their motivation is to say it's not so good. a lot of jobless people out there. we have a real problem. meanwhi meanwhile, we have fiscal cliff negotiations where the president wants stimulus mechanisms including an extension of unemployment insurance. they're
house through the west executive entrance but he apparently is there to talk about sandy aid. also making news, a massive recovery effort in the philippines after a cat traffic typhoon. at least 350 are diead, 400 mor missing. the u.s. department of state has sent its condolences. >> back at home, unemployment applications are way down. the labor department said the number of people applying for benefits dropped 25,000 last week to 370,000. unemployment applications spiked last month after hurricane sandy to almost a half million in the week of november 10th. >> accompanied by prince william, kate middleton left a london hospital for treatment of acute morning sickness. she will continue her treatment at buckingham palace. >> and there was this prank call to the hospital. >> that doesn't even sound -- i mean, that's ridiculous. the nurse ended up giving up personal information and the d.j.s say they never thought their fake accents would fool anyone. >> jovan belcher's daughter will get about $1 million from the nfl. the linebacker killed her mother and then killed himself. she wil
of the hour, and also, this story. a brave young boy who lost his home and his school in hurricane sandy. well, he is now talking about coping with life. >> when something brings you down, you got to get up. >> you okay, buddy? >>> one family is doing more than a lot after the tragedy that destroyed tens of thousands of homes on the east coast. [ wh] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. [ woman ] ♪ what i want this season ♪ if you'd like to try and guess ♪ ♪ it is something very special ♪ i would readily confess [ dogs barking ] ♪ 'cause all i want this season ♪ ♪ is something from your heart ♪ la da da, la da da [ male announcer ] thinking of others this holiday season, travelers. anne's tablet called my phone. anne's tablet was chatting with a tablet in sydney... a desktop in zurich... and a telepresence room in brazil. the secure cloud helped us get some numbers from my assistant's pc in new yor
may be gearing up for a new battle with congress this time over sandy relief money. the president asked congress to approve more than $60 billion for the hardest hit states, but a democratic aide tells nbc news they expect a fight with some republicans who may demand offsets to cover the funds. >>> to our political war room now. south carolina republican senator jim demint stealing the spotlight this week with his sudden resignation, sparking a lot of speculation about who might replace him. so who will it be and what will demin's departure mean for the gop? and it might not be the only shake-up within the republican party as rnc chairman reis up f e election as well. alex fini and caton dawson, as well. former chairman of the south carolina republican party, former adviser to the rick perry campaign. good to have you both on this saturday afternoon. before we get to the discussion, let me go ahead and address the big elephant in the room, kate dawson. you told reporters at the hill that you would be open to filling the seat that's being left vacant by senator jim demint. has the
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